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FYI WIRZ: Dan Wheldon and Eric Medlen, Motorsports Tributes and Transformations

The tragic death of reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Wheldon from a 15-car crash that sent his open-wheel race car airborne into the catch fence at Las Vegas Motors Speedway has cast a dark shadow on October for many motorsports fans. Wheldon’s memorable funeral at the First Presbyterian Church in St. Petersburg, Florida was attended by approximately 1200 mourners, some of whom were IZOD IndyCar drivers, owners, officials and team members. Few can forget the sight of Wheldon’s wife Susie and his two young sons after that tragic lap. Media focus on them presently or with Wheldon via video and digital images was plentiful and sorrowful. Yet, some in the media quickly pointed fingers at lax safety standards. Many speaking out...

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